GMC Acadia and Terrain ready for the night

New Black Editions offer darkened appearance packages from the factory

Published: March 25, 2018, 5:30 AM
Updated: April 30, 2018, 5:19 PM

2019 GMC Acadia (left) and Terrain Black Editions

GMC is fading to black this summer, with darkened trim packages on select premium SUVs.

2019 GMC Terrain Black Edition

The new Black Edition will offer specific content on compact Terrain SLE and SLT trim levels, and midsize Acadia SLT. The main feature of the Black Editions is the darkened exterior treatment that, GMC research found, is the main aftermarket modification new SUV buyers (roughly 20%) make to personalize their vehicles after purchase.

“The new Terrain and Acadia Black Editions perfectly capture the identity of the GMC brand by offering a bold and confident exterior appearance,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “They give our customers more choices within the premium SUV segment to distinguish their vehicle and themselves.”

2019 GMC Acadia Black Edition

Available in Ebony Twilight Metallic, Summit White, Graphite Grey Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic or Sedona Metallic (a new colour for 2019), the Terrain Black Edition includes 19-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, darkened grille insert with black surround, black mirror caps, roof rails and exterior model and trim badging.

The Acadia Black Edition rides on 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with black accents, and features black grille insert and black surround, black headlamp and taillamp details, black mirror caps, roof rails and other exterior accents. It will be available on five exterior colours — Ebony Twilight Metallic, Summit White, White Frost Tricoat and new-for-2019 Dark Sky Metallic and Smokey Quartz Metallic.